Holographic interferometry of superorbital test flows

Margaret Wegener, Alexis Bishop, Tim McIntyre, Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop

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Abstract

The laser-based optical technique of holographic interferometry has been applied to diagnosis of very high enthalpy flows produced in a superorbital expansion tube. This facility, X1, is capable of simulating conditions experienced by spacecraft travelling at superorbital speeds through planetary atmospheres. Holographic interferometry enables visualisation and non-intrusive measurement of integrated gas density.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe - Hamburg, Ger
Duration: 8 Sep 199613 Sep 1996

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1996 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe
CityHamburg, Ger
Period8/09/9613/09/96

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Wegener, M., Bishop, A., McIntyre, T., & Rubinsztein-Dunlop, H. (1996). Holographic interferometry of superorbital test flows. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1996 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe, Hamburg, Ger, .